Sunday, July 19, 2009

Celebrating Sundays

Have you had a kindness shown?
Pass it on;
Twas not given for thee alone,
Pass it on;
Let it travel down the years,
Let it wipe anothers tears,
Til in Heaven the deed appears -
Pass it on.

~Henry Burton, Pass It On

I thought this was just lovely.....Don't know Henry Burton...but, thanks, Hank!

I am the proud owner of 2 new iris beds as of about 5 PM today. lol I worked my butt off digging and trimming and planting irises that I got from my friend Chris. Free flowers are my favorites. Not just because they are free *wink* but because they are something that someone has passed on to me. Something that someone said, Hey-I bet
Annie would like these! Somebody thought of me, in a generous and loving moment. I can't explain how much that means to me...
I was looking around my yard this evening and thinking about how it looked when we bought the place. Old cars, rusted sheds, ruts from tires in the yards, crap everywhere....And now it is slowly becoming my little haven. Probably 75 % of the flowering plants in my yard were given to me by friends, family and neighbors. Or I dug them up on the side of a road somewhere. Today I have these plants in flower: hostas, tiger lilies, day lilies (5 different kinds), Rose of Sharon, black eyed Susans, Shasta daisies, petunias, Evening Primrose, Zinnias, Marigolds, Pink and White Coneflowers,Nasturtiums, Rose Moss, Honeysuckle and sunflowers. I was thinking maybe tomorrow I should go out and take pictures of nothing but flowers. It's absolutely beautiful out there. Today I planted lavender and yellow irises. They won't have flowers again until next year, but look out! I planted them along the west side of the house and then along the rock wall bottom and still had a few left to plant out back. And that was AFTER I gave my neighbor about 30 of them for her yard. All the trimmings went into the compost bin. All in all, a very good day.

433w2 ( A message from G-Rod the little yellow kitty) Not sure what it means...

I've had a bath and have to get up early tomorrow morning. I'm pretty whipped from all the manual labor. The dishes are done and I'll make hubby's lunch in the morning. We watched Night at the Museum tonight (well, the second half of it anyway) after supper. It seemed to get late fast! lol

I'm blessed today, if for no other reason than I am a child of God. So are you. So, every chance4 we get...let's ...Pass it on....



Andrew said...


Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

I sit and in reading your post I close my eyes and imagine the colors and inhale and almost smell the beauty of your space. Thanks!

Carol said...

Twas not given for thee alone. I'm going to try to remember that.